2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

The C300 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class provides luxury, performance and refinement compared to its large-size sedan siblings but in a much more affordable package. The C300 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Luxury model will impress anyone with a good build quality, excellent fit and finish, user-friendly high-tech features and a refined ride.

Performance

The C300 luxury model is powered with a 3.0L V6 that produces 228 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque and has a seven-speed automatic transmission. Also, it comes with a standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive.

Exterior & Interior

The C300 luxury model share the same engine and are available with 4Matic all-wheel drive, but differ in exterior styling elements, suspension tuning, interior trim, standard transmission and front seat design.

It comes with a standard 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, vinyl upholstery, eight-way power front seats, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker stereo with a CD player, pop-up 5-inch display screen and a auxiliary audio jack.

The Premium package adds auto-dimming mirrors, power driver lumbar support, a 10-way power driver seat, driver memory functions, automatic wipers, heated front seats, satellite radio, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a split-folding rear seat and a power rear sunshade. A lighting package also adds active xenon headlights with washers, LED taillights and LED running lights.

Quality and sophistication are the two best words to describe the interiors of C300 luxury model. The interior in C300 luxury model is beautifully crafted, with its austere ambience and an angular design. Opting for a wood trim or a two-tone color scheme at least gives a small amount of warmth. The electronic interface is very user friendly.

Safety & reliability

Customer safety is one important point in 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class car. Safety features in the car helps to cooperate better with the person handling the vehicle.
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with a standard front side airbags, front-seat-mounted pelvic airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, active front head restraints, traction control, stability control and adaptive antilock brakes. Rear side airbags in C300 models are optional.

The C300 model has got 4 out of 5 score for frontal crash protection and 5 stars for rear and front side protection in government crash testing.

The Competition

Comparison of C300 luxury model with other similar cars, the C-Class C300 luxury model can be a bit pricey when compared with equipped competitors such as the Lexus IS (MSRP $40,020; 19 city / 27 hwy) and Infiniti G37 (MSRP $32,400; 19 city / 27 hwy). Also the BMW 3 Series (MSRP $38,500; 18 city / 28 hwy) offers a more involving drive for the driving enthusiast. Still, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class car remains a shining star, offering luxury sedan intenders a well-regarded well-rounded, choice.

Pros & Cons

Provides a great quiet ride, a posh appearance, comfortable, and sufficient seating at the front. The rear seating is cramped.

The C300 luxury model of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the most compact and least expensive vehicle among the brands sedan offering. But it offers a good driving dynamics and safety features that a user expects from a Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars.

Overall Rating
76 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models provide the utmost comfort for front occupants, but those in back, even if they can get in, will be left wedging their legs against the back of the front seats.”Car Connection

“Sport with 18-inch tires has slightly sharper steering response, but all models corner with surefooted aplomb and little body lean. Steering is a bit numb but properly weighted. Braking control is strong, though one test model suffered from touchy pedal action.”Consumer Guide

“The redesigned C-Class is a capable car, and is now more competitively priced. The 3.0-liter V6 provided smooth and strong performance, and 21 mpg overall on premium fuel. The cabin remains snug, but it is quiet and the seats are supportive. AWD is offered on the C300. The sport suspension makes the ride a bit choppy at low speeds.”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“Impeccably built to a standard befitting its legendary status, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is an impressive luxury car. At the same time, the C-Class's pricing tends to be higher than its rivals despite giving away a bit in terms of performance.”Edmunds

“If you desire a reasonably-priced premium luxury car guaranteed to impress the neighbors, but still require a functioning sedan for clients and family, the C-Class has you covered.”KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan Base Price: $38,430.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.4 gallons (65.8 liters) MPG: 18 city / 25 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 180.8 in. (459 cm) Wheel Base: 108.7 in. (276 cm)
Height: 56.9 in. (144.5 cm) Width: 69.7 in. (177 cm)
Curb Weight: 3737 lbs (1695 kg) Ground Clearance: 4.5 in. (11 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 12.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 3.0L 24-valve DOHC V6 Displacement: 2996 cc
Horsepower: 228 HP Max RPM: 6000 RPM
Torque: 221 lb-ft @ 2700-5000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic 4Matic
0-60 mph: 7.1 seconds Maximum Speed: NA
Available Trims & Engine
Option:C250 Luxury 1.8L Turbo Inline-4 MSRP: $35,220; MPG: 21 city / 31 hwy
Option:C300 Sport Sedan MSRP: $38,020; MPG: 18 city / 26 hwy
Option:C350 Sport Sedan MSRP: $40,575; MPG: 17 city / 25 hwy
Option:C63 AMG MSRP: $58,930; MPG: 13 city / 19 hwy